Saturday, December 7, 2019

A-level results day and university clearing – live: The national results and trends from...

A-level results day and university clearing - live: The national results and trends from across the UK | The Independent

Popcorn and pliés … ballet turns to cinemas to get children dancing

Children are no strangers to the cinema, where they can watch a dizzying array of films, from animated cartoons to blockbuster musicals to...

UK work visas for foreign graduates to be extended to two years

International students are to be offered a two-year work visa after graduating from a British university, the government will announce, overturning a key...

Oxford to receive biggest single donation 'since the Renaissance'

The University of Oxford has said it is to receive its biggest single direct donation “since the Renaissance”, after it unveiled a £150m...

Dame Sue Black: ‘One girl’s case led me to pursue child sexual abusers’

It was a failure that still haunts Dame Sue Black, a leading forensic anthropologist, that drove her to develop a hand-recognition technique that...

Headteacher wrongly sacked over threesome with boys, 17, awarded £700,000

Tribunal awarded Matthew Aplin £700,000 after he was wrongly dismissed after having a threesome (Picture: Google)A primary school headteacher wrongly sacked after having...

Families still struggle to find primary school places in English cities

Families in major English cities are still struggling to find places in their preferred primary schools, with demand remaining high in local authorities...

UK school reforms to come under scrutiny as world rankings released

The quality of education in Britain’s schools will come under the microscope amid general election campaigning this week as the Organisation for Economic...

Jumpin’ jets, a woman! Call to update children’s books with female academics

Women! Pah!” scoffs the comic book hero Dan Dare, on hearing that his new colleague for a space trip to Venus is...

What do you get if you don't teach stats properly? Farage and Trump |...

Did you know that Sweden has the second highest rate of rape in the world, behind only Botswana? According to official statistics from...

Government to fast-track spending review to deliver PM's pledges

The government will rush through a one-year spending review next month in order to honour pledges on police numbers, schools and the NHS. The...

Starting school can be a traumatic experience – for the parents | Emma Brockes

There is so much to worry about, said Gertrude Stein, you might as well not worry about any of it. But then again...

The market forces driving university grade inflation | Letters

In seeking to explain the phenomenon of grade inflation in some of our higher education institutions (Universities watchdog threatens fines over grade inflation,...

Council plans free school meals all year to tackle 'holiday hunger'

A Scottish council plans to provide free meals to children who need them 365 days a year, in a scheme that will be...

'Mr Hedges will be permitted to leave' : UAE pardons UK academic – video

Matthew Hedges to be released after being jailed for life on charges on espionage in the United Arab Emirates. The 31-year-old PhD student...

Academy chains underperforming for disadvantaged children, study finds

Research into the impact of academy chains on the attainment of pupils from low-income families has found that two thirds of the chains...

Town v gown: is the student boom wrecking communities?

For some, they represent the very best of British, hubs of learning and commerce attracting the brightest and the best from around the...

Now I'm an Oxford student, am I still working class?

I never thought about class that much before I started university. Of course, there was always a touch of “us versus them” in...

The new visa rules for foreign students explained

The Government is planning to ease visa restrictions to allow foreign students to stay in the UK for two years after graduation...

US entrepreneur sets up Oxford scholarship for black UK students

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur is to fund Oxford university’s first dedicated scholarship for disadvantaged black British students, the university has announced. Arlan Hamilton, the...

From the archive: getting ready for university in 1985

Like a great many young people, Ian McEwan didn’t graft much at university. ‘In my first year I handed in a few of...

Tell us: how is your school publicising budget cuts?

A cursory look at recent headlines speaks of deep problems in school funding in the UK. Special needs funding is at crisis point,...

Oxbridge summer schools should be for the disadvantaged, not the wealthiest | Ruby Woolfe

Three hours after graduating from Cambridge University, an email pinged into my inbox. Failure to vacate my college room by 10am the next...

Cambridge University plans scheme to open door to poorer students

Cambridge University has launched a £500m fundraising campaign to pay for a new “transition programme” to encourage and support applications from talented students...

Call for universities to stop lobbying against admissions overhaul

Universities must not be allowed to squash moves towards a system in which sixth formers would apply for a degree course after A-level...